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Warsaw Jewish Cemetery Okopawa Discoveries #poland


Jan Meisels Allen
 

General view of part of Quarter 1 in the Okopowa St. Jewish cemetery, Warsaw. Photo: Foundation for Cultural Heritage

 

The Okopawa Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw was established in 1806 and is the resting place of over 200,000 persons. It is the largest cemetery in Poland. Recently, archeologists discovered previously unknown cobblestone paths,

buried matzevot and artifacts dating back over a century. The project is estimated to be completed the end of 2021.

 

The work was commissioned by the Foundation for Cultural History. The cemetery is owned by the Warsaw Jewish Community.

 

To read more see: https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2020/10/14/poland-archaeologist-okopowa/

 

The report may be read at: https://jewish.pl/pl/2020/10/13/pierwsze-prace-archeologiczne-na-cmentarzu-zydowskim-w-polsce/

It is available in both Polish and English. If you use Chrome as your browser it will translate the report into English

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee